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William George WOODGATE

Regimental number4520
Date of birth1888
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressBoulder, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinEllen Woodgate, Fimiston PO, Fimiston, Western Australia
Enlistment date9 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 6 Tunnelling Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 1 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date12 July 1919 , Perth, WA
Other details

War service: Western Front

Disembarked at Plymouth 18 July 1916; proceeded overseas to France 28 August 1916, marched in to 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot 30 August 1916, taken on strength, 3rd Tunnelling Company, 30 September 1916.

Admitted to 2nd S.M. Field Ambulance, 3 October 1916, (chancre), transferred to 18th General Hospital 6 October 1916, discharged from hospital to Base Details 2 November 1916. Total VD period - 31 days.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 18 November 1916 (influenza), discharged from hospital to Base Depot 23 November, rejoined unit 30 November 1916.

Absent from working parade 24 April 1918, awarded 7 days Field Punishment No. 1.

Admitted to 73rd Field Ambulance 17 May 1918 (bronchitis), transferred to 7th Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 18 May 1918, discharged to 3rd M.B. Depot 29 May 1918 (Emphysema). Marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 3 June 1918,ex hospital; marched out to England 10 June 1918.

Marched in to No.2 Convalescent Depot, Weymouth, 11 June 1918. Offence: Obstructing the Military Police, 14 July 1918; awarded 3 days Field Punishment No.2, total forfeit: 4 days pay. Marched out to overseas Training Brigade 22 July 1918, proceeded overseas to France 10 August, marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 11 August; rejoined unit 16 August 1918.

Marched out for demobilisation 6 March 1919; marched out to 2nd Training Brigade 19 March 1919. Sick to 4th Group Clearing Hospital, Codford, 5 April 1919; marched in to 3rd Group, Codford, from hospital 11 April 1919. Left England for return to Australia per "Sardinia" 19 April 1919; disembarked at Fremantle 28 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death8 February 1950
Place of burialCremated at Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia

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